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Letter to the editor: Guns to Gardens

Letter to the editor: Guns to Gardens

Connie Harden, Contributor November 10, 2023

On November 18th the Oakland Police Department, jointly with St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Mt. Zion Baptist Church, and other community organizations, will hold their third Oakland gun buyback event,...

Letter from the editor: To The State News, thank you for your compassion

Letter from the editor: To The State News, thank you for your compassion

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief February 20, 2023

This is not the first letter from the editor I’ve written that addresses the epidemic that is gun violence in the United States. What a damn shame. Our nation is failing us.  Now we are experiencing...

Gabrielle Abdelmessih is the editor-in-chief of The Oakland Post for the 2022-2023 academic year. She is a senior majoring in biomedical sciences and minoring in journalism.

Letter from the editor: Gen Z is done with just “thoughts and prayers”

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief June 15, 2022

Feb. 16, 2018 I was a junior in high school, taking an AP Biology quiz. At that moment, mitosis and meiosis were the only things on my mind. Suddenly, sirens started blaring. The fire alarms were going...

Governor Gretchen Whitmer paying her respects and honoring the victims at a memorial outside Oxford High School.

Current OU students and Oxford High School alumni share thoughts on tragic shooting

Gabrielle Abdelmessih, Editor-in-Chief December 8, 2021

On Nov. 30, a 15-year-old student allegedly opened fire at Oxford High School (OHS), killing four fellow students and injuring six others as well as a teacher. Oakland University is the nearest public...

Letter to the editor: My feelings about Oxford

Joey Colby, Contributor December 4, 2021

A wise and illustrious woman once stated that “The master’s tools will never dismantle the master’s house.” The paralyzation by our legislatures from the act of domestic terrorism in Oxford bring...

Political Focus: Gun violence

Melissa Deatsch, Political Columnist September 20, 2016

The statistics surrounding gun violence are staggering. The total number of incidents involving guns in the U.S. so far this year has reached 40,321. Total number of deaths due to gun violence in the U.S....

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